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VIDEO-- Democratic Ga. Mayor Kasim Reed: "Both President Bush and President Obama have kept this country safe."


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Democratic Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Kasim Reed, who needs to check his facts:

"Both President Bush and President Obama have kept this country safe."

Did anyone feel safe on September 11, 2001? Me neither.

Let's ask the thousands who were killed that day if they felt safe. Oh that's right. We can't.

How about all those embassy attacks on Bush's watch?

Did the families and friends of our troops feel safe during the fraudulent war in Iraq that BushCo lied us into?

Did America feel safe opening their mail after the anthrax attacks?

How safe did we feel when Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, and the rest of their little gang used fear tactic after fear tactic to scare an entire country into submission? Shock Doctrine, anyone?

Did their use of torture (an illegal practice that doesn't work) soothe you to sleep at night?

Come to think of it, did any of us feel safe and secure when so many people lost their jobs after BushCo started a major recession?

Just asking.

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VIDEO, CHART: More reasons to vote for Pres. Obama. Take the budget deficit shrinking to a 4-year low, for example...


Via Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog

Thanks to the wonderful Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog for the above chart and the succinct and very effective smack down of GOP talking points. Here's a sample:

[T]he Romney/Ryan agenda would appear to make the deficit significantly worse ... Why is the column in red? Because, thanks to fiscal years, Obama inherited a deficit of nearly $1.3 trillion from Bush/Cheney the moment he took the oath of office. [...]

[T]he main drivers of the remaining deficit are Republican policies... Obama has something to brag about -- very few presidents of the last generation can say they managed to shrink the deficit by over $200 billion, even during difficult economic times.

Please read his post, he nailed it.

This shouldn't be a close election. What's wrong with these people who think Romney's even an option? Oh that's right, President Obama is a blah Muslim person.


VIDEO- Bill Kristol on "the financial meltdown": "The Obama team has turned that around pretty well."


Bill Kristol said this. Yes, neocon Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard and regular commentator on Fox. That Bill Kristol said this:

“If this election is just about the last four years, that’s a muddy verdict. Bush was president during the financial meltdown. The Obama team has turned that around pretty well."

He's right, you know (and I rarely use those four words in reference to Kristol):

If this election is about the last four years, and a big part of it is, then voting for Willard Romney is tantamount for voting for Bush III. He's not only in favor of continuing the same unpaid-for tax cuts that Bush stuck the economy, but he also wants to privatize Medicare, schools, and, well, pretty much corporatize America overall.

Oh, and he surrounds himself with former Bushies whom he relies on for foreign policy advice.

What could possibly go wrong?


Poll-itics: 54% of likely voters blame GW Bush and the Republicans for the country's economic problems


According to a CNN/ORC poll, more than half of likely voters blame GW Bush and the Republicans for the country's economic problems.

And more than half, 56%, of likely voters think they're either better off or the same financially as they were four years ago.

So when the GOP poses the question, "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" with a smirk, you can point them to this poll.